MARYVILLE, TN – According to numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Tennessee’s eldest baby boomer age range has had the highest growth rates in the last few years. With this growing population to serve, Brookdale Sandy Springs AL felt a need to remodel and expand its assisted living and dementia care services.
The local senior living community has invested nearly $5 million to add 16 more assisted living apartments and the Clare Bridge memory care program, including 32 apartments for those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
The Alzheimer’s and dementia care community will feature the Clare Bridge program developed by Brookdale, the nation’s largest senior living provider. Clare Bridge focuses on providing meaningful and purposeful daily life for those in dementia’s middle to later stages through activities and events tailored to individual interest.
“When new residents move in, we learn as much as possible about their life stories,” said Juliet Holt Klinger, Brookdale’s senior director of dementia care program development. “We design activities that meet their interests, stir their memories and match their current abilities so they can be successful in their daily lives. This provides our residents with a sense of purpose and accomplishment that raises self-esteem.”
Besides the additional apartments and services provided, other changes include an all new, state of the art kitchen, new café, resident internet lounge, spa and new carpet, counters and furnishings to match other Brookdale communities across the country. The property will have a fresh coat of paint to help bring new life to the existing community.
“We are very excited about this change,” said Amy May, executive director of Brookdale Sandy Springs AL. “We are expanding our services so we can serve more seniors and provide a greater range of services. We are engaged in Brookdale’s nationwide mission to provide seniors with the highest quality care, service and living accommodations.”